In some new featurettes, we see how film composer Danny Elfman connected with the score for his latest film 'The End Of The Tour' starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, how screenwriter Donald Margulies and director James Ponsoldt met, and even a glimpse into the deep character dialogues within the movie.
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The chat show host and his guest Jason Segel play an intriguing game of Word Sneak
Jimmy Fallon has a way of making his talk show guests do things that other interviewers may not be able to do. And it’s always excellent viewing for an audience.
The chat show host is a master of funny interviews
This time it was the turn of actor Jason Segel to get down with the silliness on Fallon’s The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon who indulged the chat show host in a game of Word Sneak.
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Sometimes, the biggest life lessons are the ones learned by other people. For someone desperate to earn the fame and recognition they rightly deserve, it can serve as an important revelation to see an ordinary person have fame thrust upon them. So goes the story of David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), a young novelist and writer for Rolling Stone magazine, who spent five days with David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) over the course of his book tour. Lipsky wanted to have everything that Wallace had, but when Wallace was faced with the news that his novel had become a New York Times bestseller, his life was set to change forever.
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The How I Met Your Mother actor has been praised for his portrayal of author David Foster Wallace
Jason Segel has come a long way from the funny days as loved-up Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother and nowhere is this more apparent than in his portrayal of novelist David Foster Wallace in The End Of The Tour.
Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky and Jason Segal as David Foster Wallace in The End Of The Tour
James Ponsoldt’s biopic of the tortured genius was met with rave reviews when it debuted at the sundance festival last winter and was praised for its impeccable depiction of the pained author wrestling with his future as his heavily lauded debut novel, Infinite Jest, pushed him into an abyss of fame.
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A new Lego movie will be written and directed by Jason Segel.
Warner Bros is stepping up its Lego movie and has hired Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce to work on a new spin-off movie titled The Billion Brick Race. Segel and Pearce will write and co-direct the project.
Jason Segel will write and direct a Lego Movie spin-off with Drew Pearce
Warners had an expected mega-hit with The Lego Movie and it's $469 million gross gave the studio enough confidence to start green-lighting spin-offs. It's already commissioned Ninjango for 2016, The Lego Batman Movie for 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 for 2018.
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'Sex Tape' actor Jason Segel has shared his most embarrassing moment ever - and it doesn't involve the bedroom.
Ok, so as we said yesterday, Sex Tape really isn't that bad. It's not the best comedy of the year - not by far - and it has a shaky premise (who in their right mind buys iPads for the entire family and connects them all to a personal iCloud account?), but it has likeable stars in Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and isn't as dumb as its trailers make out.
Another criticism of the movie has been its tameness - this is barely blushing stuff, not the full-blown embarrassment we were promised. Besides, Segel has a far more embarrassing story than accidentally sending your own sex tape to friends and family.
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Although it presents itself as a rude sex comedy, this movie is actually a prudish exercise in simplistic moralising. A glut of sweary dialog and leery innuendo is certainly no replacement for properly adult-oriented humour. At least Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel are relatively reliable as actors who can keep their characters likeable, but even they struggle with the trite material. And as a cowriter, Segel only has himself to blame.
Diaz and Segel play Annie and Jay, a couple whose courtship consisted mainly of having lots of sex in as many unusual places as they could think of. So it's hardly surprising that marriage and parenthood feel like a disappointment. They never have time for sex now, so when Annie's blog improbably wins a lucrative publishing deal, they celebrate by leaving the kids with the grandparents for a sexy night on their own. To get things going, they decide to film themselves on their iPad, oblivious to the fact that the video is synchronised to all of the iPads they've given to their family, friends and clients over the last few months. So now they're in a mad dash to find them all and delete their sex tape.
Honestly, does anyone actually give iPads to everyone they know? This is such a naggingly stupid premise that it leaves everything that happens feeling utterly inane, especially their contrived ignorance about how the Cloud works. Diaz and Segel bring enough charm to the film to keep the audience watching, playing even the lamest jokes as if they're hilarious. And as they race between their friends and family members, each side actor gets their cameo-style moment in which they can try to steal the show. Although even here director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) hedges away from the genuine gross-out comedy, which leaves first-rate comical performers like Corddry, Lowe and Black looking a bit lost.
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Cameron Diaz has commented on the celebrity nude hacking scandal currently rocking Hollywood.
Actress Cameron Diaz has hit out at the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines this week, calling it "a major violation."
Diaz expressed her sympathy for the celebrities who were targeted
The actress made the comments whilst appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' to promote her new film Sex Tape, which sees her and Jason Segel play a couple who must retrieve a number of iPads they gave to friends as wedding favours in order to delete a sex tape they recorded which has been sent to the devices. This plot is particularly relevant to the current real life situation, which many are blaming on Apple's iCloud.
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In a week when Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton had explicit pictures and videos leaked onto the internet, Sony releases 'Sex Tape'
It's difficult to figure out whether the illegal leak of hundreds - possibly thousands - of explicit images of celebrities is a good or bad thing for Sony and the release of Sex Tape. That question would probably have been far less difficult to answer had Cameron Diaz been on the list alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. All publicity is good publicity, right?
Cameron Diaz in 'Sex Tape'
Anyway, we imagine Sex Tape would probably have fared relatively well in the UK anyway and despite the internet (and those awful trailers) having you believe otherwise - this may even be worth the ticket price.
Continue reading: 'Sex Tape' Probably Isn't As Bad As You Think. Really.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' has zoomed past its production budget to establish itself as a true hit of 2014.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes confirmed itself as one of the biggest cinematic success stories of 2014 this weekend, holding off three new releases to top the box office for a second successive week with £36 million. The critically acclaimed movie swatted away competition from all corners, with horror The Purge: Anarchy, children's animation Planes: Fire and Rescue and comedy Sex Tape all failing to land significant blows.
Andt Serkis [R] shoots 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Following on from 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 'Dawn' benefitted from hugely positive reviews to take around half of its opening weekend haul of $72.6 million. The movie has grossed $138.9 million so far.
In between blockbusters, the summer box office looks disappointing.
It’s time for the most highly anticipated part of the weekend – for studios, anyway – the box office roundup! Excited yet? Well, neither were movie-goers this week. Apocalyptic sci-fi prequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes won this week’s race with $36 million on its second weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. That counts as a 50% drop from its debut, but the Fox sequel had no trouble staying on top over horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy and the Cameron Diaz comedy Sex Tape, which is currently bombing in both reviews and earnings.
Dawn is holding up at the box office in its sexond weekend.
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